Have you ever seen those lists of super foods? You know, the foods that are going to make you the healthiest person on earth if you eat them. The foods that should have little super hero masks and capes on them. Well, the following recipe contains three super foods – blueberries (that mighty power house of antioxidants), oatmeal (the cholesterol busting super grain), and walnuts (small but powerful container of heart healthy omega fats). So if you make the recipe and get a good health report at your next doctor’s appointment be sure to give me the credit. We’ll just overlook the fact that the recipe contains plenty of butter and sugar. Although lately I’ve been reading about the oleic acids found in real butter.
Blueberry Oat Bars
- 1 3/4 C. Oats
- 1 1/2 C. flour (you could probably make half of this wheat flour)
- 3/4 C. brown sugar
- 1/2 C. chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 C. melted butter
- 3 C. blueberries (if you don’t have fresh you can use frozen)
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 3 T. water (divided)
- 2 T. cornstarch
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, nuts, soda, and salt. Add melted butter and mix until crumbly. Set aside 1 C. of this mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of 11x 7 baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes at 350.
Combine blueberries, sugar and 2 T. of water. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes. Combine 1 T. water, cornstarch, and lemon juice, mix well. Gradually stir into blueberries. Cook until thickened. Spread this over the partially cooked mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle reserved cup of crumb mixture on top. Bake for 20 more minutes or until golden brown.
My good friend Shawn’s grandma June shared this recipe with me. And you know if someone’s grandma gives you a recipe it’s got to be good.